A Snowmobile That Works On Water Looks Way More Fun Than a Jet Ski

As the weather warms up it’s finally time to pack away those winter clothes and start figuring out how you’ll maximize the hot summer months. Any activity involving a lake is obviously a good choice, but before you spend thousands on a Jet Ski, you might want to wait until these engineering students perfect their … » 5/15/15 9:21am 5/15/15 9:21am

Everyone Will Fill a Baseball Glove Flask With Gatorade, Right?

We haven’t solved world hunger, and peace on a global scale isn’t happening anytime soon, but if there’s one thing humanity has mastered, its finding a way to smuggle booze. So if you play baseball, or just enjoy watching America’s pastime from the stands, it’s time to upgrade your glove to the Glask which features a… » 5/14/15 10:25am 5/14/15 10:25am

Building and Programming Circuits Is Easy With an iPad as Your Professor

In the past few years there have been countless toys that claim to be STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) but few have done as good a job at introducing kids to concepts like programming and circuitry than a small company called LightUp. And through a new Kickstarter campaign it’s about to expand… » 5/12/15 10:35am 5/12/15 10:35am

A Tiny Video Game-Playing Business Card You Can Smuggle In Your Wallet

A year ago Kevin Bates singlehandedly justified the antiquated tradition of swapping business cards with a thin and tiny handheld console that could even play video games. He originally created the Arduboy as the ultimate business card to show off his electronics skills to potential employers, but now anyone can… » 5/11/15 10:52am 5/11/15 10:52am

Chemistry Is Easier To Learn When It's Disguised As a Card Game

Putting “I won three games in a row” on your resume probably isn’t going to get you in the door at Dow Chemical, but a new card game called Ion that has players attempting to make compounds using the element cards they’ve been dealt could certainly be a solid first step towards getting your PhD in chemistry. » 5/06/15 1:21pm 5/06/15 1:21pm

This Vampire-like Suction Device Lets Patients Draw Blood At Home

Patients dealing with cancer or infectious diseases require frequent blood tests to monitor their conditions. And though important, frequent trips to the doctor to give samples can be very time-consuming. But a small device called the HemoLink that uses gentle vacuum pressure promises to let patients easily draw their… » 5/05/15 12:00pm 5/05/15 12:00pm

A Modular Phone Case Adds Every Accessory You Never Knew You'd Need

Google’s Project Ara is heralded in sweaty-palmed blog posts as the future of mobile computing — a modular smartphone that adapts to suit your every need. But at the moment, the future of smartphones is struggling to boot up consistently. So in the meantime, this Kickstarter wants to take Ara’s promise of a modular… » 4/30/15 12:38am 4/30/15 12:38am

These Spring-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How To Skateboard 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue—modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing… » 4/25/15 2:00pm 4/25/15 2:00pm

Mattress Sensor Only Silences Your Alarm Clock When You Get Out of Bed

How many times do you need to snooze your alarm clock before you actually climb out of bed in the morning? Enough to be late for work every day, right? So while there are lots of crazy alarm clock designs out there that make it harder to snooze, the Chipper—which uses a sensor strip to only silence your alarm once… » 4/08/15 10:00am 4/08/15 10:00am

Cardboard Pterodactyls Are the Perfect Jurassic World Halloween Costumes

It's going to be a banner year for blockbuster movies, which means there will be lots of great costume choices once Halloween rolls around. And if you're partial to the upcoming Jurassic World and its dinosaurs, you'll love Lisa Glover's simple pterodactyl getup, made from completely recyclable cardboard. » 4/06/15 12:26pm 4/06/15 12:26pm

A Musical Prank Card That Drives Someone Mad Is the Perfect Gift

The older someone gets the harder it is to find them the perfect birthday present. So why not just throw in the towel and go the gag gift route instead? This amazing musical card plays Happy Birthday to help someone celebrate their big day, except once started the only way to silence the card is to destroy it. » 4/06/15 9:20am 4/06/15 9:20am

Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy


It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this… » 4/01/15 4:57pm 4/01/15 4:57pm